Practical information

We've put together a list of practical information to help you get to know Mexico.

Practical Info


Making an effort to learn and use some basic Spanish phrases is always appreciated in Mexico, as is good manners and courtesy. Always ask for permission if taking someone’s photo.


The usual propina (tip) at restaurants is 10%, provided a service charge hasn’t already been included in the bill. Tipping private drivers and guides is commonplace.



Many purchases involve a degree of bargaining. This is always the case with things bought from markets and street stalls.

Visa requirements

If you hold a full British Passport then you do not require a visa.


For some activities such as scuba diving, specialist insurance is advised. Check our travel insurance section for more information on finding the right policy for you.


The electrical system in Mexico is 110 volts AC (60 cycles), as in the United States and Canada.


Mexico City. Also known as Mexico City DF.




GMT -6


Mexican Peso ($) We recommend you take US dollars, which are widely accepted.


European. 3G


We strongly advise you consult your doctor for the most up to date advice on the best health precautions at least one month prior to travel. is also a helpful resource for obtaining up to date health information on your chosen destination.

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